CELPIP – General ($280+ Taxes)

CELPIP General is used to measure test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. The test is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations and costs 280 Canadian dollars.

Single 3-Hour Test Sitting

Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session.

Listening

Listen to passages and answer questions

47–55 minutes

Reading

Read passages and answer questions

55–60 minutes

Writing

Respond to questions with written answers

53–60 minutes

Speaking

Reply to on-screen prompts verbally

15–20 minutes

est Level Descriptor CELPIP Level CLB Level
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 12 12
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts 11 11
Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 10 10
Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts 9 9
Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts 8 8
Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts 7 7
Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts 6 6
Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts 5 5
Adequate proficiency for daily life activities 4 4
Some proficiency in limited contexts 3 3
Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess M 0, 1, 2
Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test component NA /

CELPIP – General LS

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking and listening skills and is used for citizenship applications and professional designation.

Single 1-Hour Test Sitting
Takes approximately 1 hour to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session.
IRCC Approved for Citizenship Status
The CELPIP – LS test is the IRCC approved test for Canadian citizenship applications.